Austin Gabel
Austin Gabel
Height: 5-10
Weight: 138
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Clarksville, Md.
High School: River Hill
Position: Back/Breast/IM

2013-14: Advanced to the finals of the 200-yd. backstroke at the 2014 CCSA Championships after recording the seventh-best time in program history (1:50.20) in the morning prelims… Finished in eighth during the nighttime finals… Also competed in the 400 IM, finishing 11th, and the 100 back, placing 15th, at the conference meet in Knoxville, Tenn. … Set a season-best in the finals of the 400 IM (4:05.37) while his top time in the 100 back (51.80) came during the prelims… Achieved his top dual meet finish of second while competing in the 200 back against Howard on Jan. 11 at the UMBC Aquatic Complex.

Background: Named to the 2012 All-Maryland Team by Maryland Swimming… Finished eighth in the 200 back at the 2012 Eastern Region Zone meet… Helped the River Hill 400-yd. medley relay team earn a top-five finish at the Maryland State Championships.

Personal: Son of Gary and Debra Gabel… Has two brothers, Brooks and Cole… Brooks swam for a year at the University of Maryland… Plans to study biology… Born Feb. 28, 1995.